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The Geosynthetics Industry Calendar hosts information regarding a variety of international events: conferences, workshops, meetings, symposia, webinars and other gatherings and training opportunities of interest to work with or intersecting geosynthetics. The editors welcome your event submissions.

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May
7
Mon
2018
Slope Stability of Containment Systems – Short Course @ TRI Environmental
May 7 – May 8 all-day

Slope Stability of Containment Systems is part of TRI Environmental’s Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas (7 – 11 May 2018). Led by Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. and Dr. Ranjiv Gupta, P.E., the course provides insight from the independent testing and geoenvironmental consulting & owner’s perspectives on a wide range of containment structures (e.g., municipal and hazardous waste landfills, coal ash surface impoundments, heap leach pads). These facilities are constructed using multiple layers of geosynthetic materials such as geomembranes, geotextiles, geonets, geocomposites, and geosynthetic clay liners (GCL). The design of a containment structure not only requires an understanding of the properties of each individual geosynthetic material but also the ability to comprehend the interaction mechanism (friction) between various geosynthetic layer interfaces. This understanding of interface friction between various geosynthetic layers becomes even more challenging as the interface governing the stability of slopes within a containment structure may change depending on if the project is in a construction phase, a waste filling phase, or being closed with a final cover system.

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New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

SLOPE STABILITY OF CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS

This course will be presented in two parts, each of which complements the other, to provide maximum benefit to the attendees. The first part will focus on slope stability of containment structures including an overview of sources of interface strength, the difference between peak and large displacement strength for design, the relation between normal stress and failure envelopes, and slope stability calculations.

The second part will provide an explanation of ASTM D5321, including detailed discussion of test parameters. Procedural implications of specimen anchorage, normal stress application, machine friction and calibration, rate of shear, and reporting mechanisms will be discussed. In addition, limitations of the ASTM D5321 test will be explored, with explanation of alternative tests including torsional shear, tilt table, and double interface shear. Special emphasis will be placed on specifying a meaningful shear test that will best serve the user’s project requirements. The forensic analysis of several slope failure case studies will be presented to help relate the material presented during the course with real-world applications.

New Short Course: Slope Stability of Containment Systems

TRI TRAINING WEEK SCHEDULE

The course and certification schedule:

Instructors for the CQA Week events include:

  • Sam Allen – Vice President and Division Manager, TRI
  • Jeffrey Blum – Project Manager, Weaver Consultants Group
  • Abigail Gilson, M.S., P.E. – Senior Engineer for TRI/Environmental
  • Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. – Director of TRI Geotechnical Laboratory
  • Mark Sieracke, P.E. – Landfill Design and CQA Consultant

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May
9
Wed
2018
Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations – Short Course @ TRI Environmental
May 9 all-day

Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations is the first of two field CQA/CQC short courses offered by TRI Environmental during Short Course Training Week in Austin, Texas (7 – 11 May 2018). This May 9 course can be taken as a standalone course or be paired with the May 10 short course, Construction QA/QC for Compacted Clay Liner and GCL Installation. The content of the two courses complement one another.

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Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations - Short Course

CONSTRUCTION QA/QC FOR GEOSYNTHETIC INSTALLATIONS

This course is designed specifically for those who need a detailed understanding of proper CQC and CQA procedures at waste containment facilities. Key professionals who benefit from the training include third-party inspectors, specifying/certifying engineers, project managers, installers, contractors, CQA personnel, and regulators. The content focuses on the installation of geomembranes, geotextiles, geocomposites, geogrids, and geo-appurtenances. It includes demonstrations of geomembrane seaming and seam peel and shear testing.

Led by TRI’s Sam Allen and veteran geosynthetics installation and CQA professional Mark Sieracke, P.E., Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations gives participants a comprehensive understanding of preparing and reviewing CQC/CQA plans; performing CQC/CQA observations and tests; and reviewing field CQC/CQA procedures.

It is also an ideal preparation for those who seek Geosynthetic Certification Institute – Inspectors Certification Program (GCI-ICP) credentials. Those wishing to sit for the GCI-ICP exam (May 11) can learn more in the Short Course Training Week brochure, including the requirement to pre-register with the Geosynthetic Institute, which oversees the certification program.

Construction QA/QC for Geosynthetic Installations - Short Course

TRI TRAINING WEEK SCHEDULE

The course and certification schedule:

Instructors for the CQA Week events include:

  • Sam Allen – Vice President and Division Manager, TRI
  • Jeffrey Blum – Project Manager, Weaver Consultants Group
  • Abigail Gilson, M.S., P.E. – Senior Engineer for TRI/Environmental
  • Jeffrey Kuhn, P.E. – Director of TRI Geotechnical Laboratory
  • Mark Sieracke, P.E. – Landfill Design and CQA Consultant

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DOWNLOAD TRAINING WEEK BROCHURE (PDF)

 

 

Oct
3
Wed
2018
Geosynthetics 2018 @ Hotel Santiago
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day

Geosynthetics 2018 will provide an important international forum to meet and discuss the application areas and most recent and relevant research and innovations regarding geosynthetics. The previous version, in 2017, gathered over 160 professionals from 18 countries.

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Geosynthetics 2018

ENGINEERING SECTORS AT GEOSYNTHETICS 2018

Geosynthetics 2018 will feature a deep program that addresses engineering challenges that speak to the global field. This sectors of focus include mining, civil, hydraulics, agriculture, construction, pulp and paper, oil and gas, road works, transportation, and many others.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

  • Geosynthetics modeling and design
  • Direct and life-cycle cost savings
  • Environmental benefits and sustainability
  • Testing and properties
  • Monitoring and durability
  • Physical and numerical models
  • Quality control and quality assurance
  • Geosynthetics as formwork
  • Innovations and new developments

APPLICATION AREAS

  • Heap leaching pads, tailings dams, and mining process ponds
  • Dams, channels, ponds and drinking water storage
  • Civil works and seismic applications
  • Polymeric and clay geosynthetic barriers
  • Roadworks, maritimes and coastals, railroads, airport
  • Storage of waste water and landfills
  • Waterproofing, drainage, filtration
  • Soil reinforcement and erosion control
  • Embankments and soft soils
  • Reinforced walls and slopes
  • Tunnels and undergrounds

Learn more at https://gecamin.com/geosynthetics.